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Rajya Sabha Okays Polavaram Bill

July 13, 2014

The Rajya Sabha on Monday passed the AP Reorganization Bill (Amendment) bill merging 7 mandals to Andhra Pradesh with voice vote. The Lok Sabha has already approved the Bill.

211 villages 3267 hectors of Forest land 34,000 families and 1,16,796 people and submergence prone 187.29 hectares of land will come into the purview of Andhra Pradesh.

With this the 7 mandals of Polavaram comes into the jurisdiction of Andhra Pradesh. The boundaries were changed following acceptance of the Bill. It may be recalled here that the amendment Bill was earlier passed by Lok Sabha. Five mandals completely and two mandals partially were merged with Andhra Pradesh. The mandals are Kunavaram, VR Puram, Velerupadu, Kukkanur, Chintur were completely merged and the partially merged are Bhadrachalam and Burgampadu.

Displaced Girijans will be provided improved living conditions’, says MP Sujana Choudary
Telugu Desam Party MP Sujana Choudary speaking media on Monday said that the displaced Girijans on account of Polavaram project will be provided with improved living conditions.

Expressing happiness over the passage of AP State Reorganization Bill (Amendment) Bill in Rajya Sabha, he said that Polavaram project will be completed even before the next general elections. He said that the amendment bill has come up only with the negligence of Congress government. With the project both Telangana State and Andhra Pradesh will get benefitted. He ruled out the possibility of cropping of naxal issue following merger of seven mandals in Andhra Pradesh. He thanked all those parties who extended their support for passage of the Bill in Rajya Sabha.

‘It an attack on Adivasis’, says Prof.Kodandaram
Telangana JAC Chairman Prof.Kodandaram termed the passage of Bill as an attack on Adivasis. In a dharna staged at the statue of Dr.BR Ambedkar at Jantar Mantar in which CPI, CPI (ML), Polavram Porata Committee, Girijan Associations participated. The TJAC Chairman alleged that the Bill was brought to please some corporate people and said that the matter will be dragged to the court.


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